Category Archives: General Information

2018 Community Development Strategy – Public Input Requested

The Town is requesting public input on Maynard’s 2018 Community Development Strategy (CDS, click link to view the most recent draft). The CDS identifies and provides a comprehensive approach to address Maynard’s community development needs and priorities.  The CDS is necessary to apply for the Town’s 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant request.

The public is welcome to attend and comment on a presentation on the CDS at the Economic Development Commitee meeting of January 31 at 6:30 PM in Town Hall. The presentation will be made by town consultant Bill Scanlan. Feedback on the CDS can also be forwarded to BNemser@townofmaynard.net or provided to the Office of Municipal Services in Town Hall.

Assessors Office 2018 Filing Deadlines

If you are planning to file for Real Estate or Personal Property Tax abatements, tax exemptions (such as Widowers/Elderly, Veterans, Blind, etc.), 3ABC Charitable organization or Personal Property tax listings, please visit the Assessors Office page for details on the filing deadlines, instructions and forms.

The Assessors Office page also has information on the Fiscal Year 2018 Property Assessments.

As always the Assessors office is available if you have any questions or need more information.

Dog License Renewal Reminder

The Town Clerk’s office reminds residents that Dog License Renewals are due by February 28, 2018.

  • Spayed or Neutered $10, intact $15- payment by cash or check.
  • A copy of a current rabies certificate must be submitted .
  • Mail payment and forms along with a S.A.S.E (self addressed stamped envelope) to Town Clerks office.

After Feb 28th a $25 PER DOG late fee will incur.

For more information visit the Dog License and Dog Regulations pages.

*If you have already have sent in your forms and payment and have not yet received your tags this notice does NOT apply to you. You will be receiving you tags shortly. Thank you for your patience.

2018 Real Estate Tax Prepayments

The Town of Maynard will accept prepayment of Real Estate Taxes for Fiscal 2018 as follows:

In order to make a payment, you may:

  1. Come into the Town Hall and pay at the Treasurer-Collector’s counter before NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017 or
  2. Write a check and mail it to the Town of Maynard at 195 Main Street with a post mark date NO LATER than December 31, 2017 or
  3. Leave your payment in the locked box on the front of the building at 195 Main Street no later than December 31, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: there is no online service available for this until January 2018, which is too late for tax filing purposes.  ALSO, due to heavy window volume, if you cannot reach us by phone to get the exact amount you owe, the amount of payment may be estimated by using the amount billed for the 1st and 2nd quarters of fiscal 2018 as you cannot pay more than what is due for the second half of fiscal 2018. Over payments MAY NOT be accepted.

Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this process – Happy New Year!

Special Town Meeting scheduled for March 26th

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their December 19, 2017 meeting voted:  “To set the date and time of a Special Town Meeting (STM) as 7:00 PM. on Monday, March 26, 2018 and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium at 3 Tiger Drive as the location for this Special Town Meeting.”

Citizen’s petitions must be submitted with the question presented at the top of each side of the signature page.  They must be submitted to the Town Clerks Office and certified by the Town Clerk in order to be included on the warrant.

STM Warrant will be available at Town Hall on March 8, 2018.  It is also available on the Town Meeting page.

Nomination Papers Available

Nomination papers will be available Monday, January 8, 2018 for the Annual Town Election on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The last day to obtain papers is Friday, March 9, 2018.

The following offices are open on the Election:

  • 2 Selectmen for a term of three years
  • 2 School Committee members for a term of three years
  • 1 Trustee of Public Library for a term of three years
  • 1 Moderator for a term of three years

43 valid Maynard voter signatures are required.

Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 195 Main St.

If you have any questions, please call 978-897-1300.

Revised: 17-Jan-2018

Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling Radio Hour Season 4

Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t…at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

Season Four of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” is underway! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

Missed an episode?  Don’t worry…  Check out our archive at WAVM.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – 4PM

Bill’s Guest: Town Administrator Kevin Sweet!

Between, a red hot housing market, a new Cultural District, the Maynard Crossing project coming online, a multi-million dollar sewer grant, a tough budget season and a whole lot in-between, Maynard is on the go. Tune in and hear Town Administrator Sweet discuss all this and more!

Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in Maynard’s cultural, economic and community development!

The Planning Zoning Rock and Rolling Radio Hour was awarded the 2016 Media Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association for excellence in comprehensive coverage of a planning or development issue.